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Fed up with Excede!! Just checked my download speed on a speed test and it is 5.37 and I am not over my usage!! Trying desperately to get real dsl to my neighborhood. My son has been trying to stream nexflix's during our free zone time, and can't even do that with this crappy internet.
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Rebecca Groves

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Satellite Internet is not a substitute for cable TV or in-city Comcast Xfinity service.  It puts us into the 21st Century, we have Internet in a modern form. Progress is being made.  Can you recall early satellite Internet where it was required to have phone service for it to work?  Uploads were by phone wire and only downloads were from satellite.  The upload speed was set by FCC Rules at 53Kb/sec and downloads were a blazing 256k, all for about $99.00 a month.  Yea, "4 times faster downloads than dial-up" was the lure.

Next year ViaSat-2 will be launched and after a modest setup time, will about double our top speeds of today and data caps will also double.  If you had DSL, you wouldn't get the speed you now complain about unless you lived next door to the origination source of the DSL signal.  DSL sells speed and then doesn't deliver because they'll say you live over 1,000 feet away from their distribution point.   You should be thrilled to have what you do and understand that Exede is doing the best job that can be done...by anybody, with improvements in the works.
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You are so right.

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